For over 30 years Majestic Metro has hosted memorable events, particularly wedding receptions, parties, and corporate events thanks to its large dance floor and banquet style seating. The event venue opened in 1990 but it was formerly a beloved movie theatre. To this day, it continues to boast the lavish interiors of its previous owners. This season, the iconic space is also hosting captivating Candlelight concerts that recreate timeless compositions and popular contemporary hits.
Located in the heart of the downtown historic district, Majestic Metro has plenty of parking options nearby. Given its central location, there are a great number of buses that pass by, including the 40, 82, 20 and 2. Additionally, there is always parking available in the Market Square area, but there is also a parking lot only 2 minutes away. If you are organizing a big event, you can also hire a valet company of your choice in case you don’t prefer the nearby parking spots.
Facts, Curiosities and Interesting Things about Majestic Metro
1. Majestic Metro was formerly known as The Ritz Theatre.
The building was designed by renowned Houston architect William Ward Watkin, who you might know for his work in the The Museum of Fine Arts and several buildings at Rice University. The structure was finished in 1926 and it’s the only remaining Houston theatre built before 1930. The theatre’s grand opening saw a screening of “The Fighting Buckaroo”.
2. The evolution of the theatre through the decades.
Just four years later, the theatre changed owners and was led by local theatreman Will Horwitz. A decade later, the Ritz Theatre only ran Spanish language films, particularly from Mexican cinema. The name was eventually changed to Teatro Ritz and later to Cine Ritz. Whereas, in the seventies, as it was taken over by Alvin Guggenheim, the theatre screened exploitation movies and the name changed to Majestic Metro.
3. From Ritz Theatre to Majestic Metro.
In 1990, the building was beautifully restored to become one of Houston’s premier special events venues. However, the venue’s new owners remained pretty loyal to the original theatre design. Today, Majestic Metro boasts amazing state-of-the-art sound and dance lighting system, multimedia video projection and custom lighting for anyone interested in celebrating their next big event there.
Majestic Metro is also one of the selected venues in Houston for the enchanting Candlelight concerts. The popular concert series reimagines compositions and songs from notable composers and contemporary artists, allowing you to experience music in a whole new way.
Surrounded by stunning architecture, guests are enveloped in the warm light of thousands of flickering candles. This season, you can look forward to captivating tributes to soul legends Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Italian Baroque composer Vivaldi, the Fab Four, Bach and more.
What else can you do at Majestic Metro?
Besides these captivating concerts, Majestic Metro is also a popular venue for corporate events. Whether you’re organizing your next product launch, awards ceremony, corporate retreat, fundraiser or company party, the spacious venue can be adapted to all your needs. Thanks to its dramatic lighting, state of the art sound and dance lighting system, and the iconic 2-story tall building marquee, you’re bound to have a good time regardless of the event.
If you’re looking for the perfect space to host your dream wedding, your next corporate event or gala, Majestic Metro should be one of the first spots in Houston you check out. And if you want to catch an intimate tribute by candlelight, you’re in good luck because the venue will be enveloped in candles for its row of Candlelight tributes. There are several other venues across the city that are also set to host such performances, and you can discover them here.